Tuesday, July 14, 2015

L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup

As we are getting into the full swing of summer, I find myself wearing less makeup than I would in other seasons.  I've had the L'Oréal Magic Nude foundation for about a year now and it's fantastic for summer, so I wanted to share it with you all!

L'Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup
Claims from lorealparisusa.com:
Liquid to Powder.  Perfect Un-Makeup Look.  Lightweight.
Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18.  Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish.  This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it's like wearing no makeup at all!  Just shake and apply – it’s magic!
Application: Shake Well.  For best makeup result, pour just a few drops onto fingers and apply directly onto skin.  Not recommended for use with a sponge or brush.

Shades: 8 Shades
Product Amount:  0.91 fluid ounces
Price:  $8.39 [Target]

My Shade: Natural Buff 318 (5th out of 8 shades)

       L'Oreal Magic Nude - Natural Buff

This is one of my favorite drugstore foundations for any season but it's especially perfect for summer.  The liquid to powder formula is so lightweight it feels like second skin.  You can barely see or feel foundation on your face.  The finish sets so smoothly and flawlessly.  The coverage is a light-medium and can be built up, while it evens out skin tone but isn't heavy at all like some medium to full coverage foundations.  All the claims are definitely true on this one!

There is a light SPF of 18 in the Magic Nude which is low enough to not create too much white-cast in pictures, but enough to give some coverage if you're out and about on a sunny summery day.

The directions state just to apply a few drops to your hand and apply to your face with your fingers, and that's exactly what I usually do.  It's not recommended with a brush or sponge.

I have combination to oily skin, especially in my t-zone, so this is a great happy medium for me in summer, when I tend to get a tad more oily if I am out in the heat or sun.  I don't need a setting powder with this foundation, but you can powder oily areas over it as well without it being super cakey.

L'Oréal hit it out of the park with this one, and I will definitely be repurchasing this and wearing it all summer long.

My Foundation Shade Comparisons:
MAC -- NC 20-25

MAC Studio Fix Powder -- NC30
Makeup Forever HD -- 130 Warm Ivory
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation -- Light 48
Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation -- Medium 52
Urban Decay Naked -- 3.0
Bare Minerals -- Medium Beige N20
Revlon Colorstay Combo/Oily -- Medium Beige 240
Revlon Colorstay Whipped -- Medium Beige 250
Neutrogena Healthy Skin -- Nude
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear -- Nude 40
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation -- Nude 40

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte - Nude Beige 125 / Buff Beige 130 (powder)
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse -- Nude (Light 4)
Maybelline Dream Smooth -- Nude Beige 180

Maybelline Dream Wonder -- Nude 40
L'Oreal Magic Nude -- Natural Buff 318
L'Oreal True Match -- N3 Natural Buff

CoverGirl Stay Luminous -- Buff Beige 825